Permissions fubar, guest posting despite permissions

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mykal
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Permissions fubar, guest posting despite permissions

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When did your problem begin? No answer given
Please describe your problem. Today I was handed a forum to administrate. I have no experience with PHPBB and neither did the previous admin.
The problem is that guests can posts to all boards.
I have read and read and read some more and tried everything I have found. Nothing has worked. Im pretty sure the permissions are completely messed up.

First, is there any way to reset them all at once and start fresh?
Second, Can I get a step by step to restrict guest posting please.

I have set the guest group to no access and set the board permissions to not allow guests.
I read something about an anonymous user in the guest group. I can not locate any such thing.
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Superwaffle
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Re: Permissions fubar, guest posting despite permissions

Post by Superwaffle »

To restrict Guest posting:
Go into the ACP -
Press the PERMISSIONS tab -
Find "Groups' forum permissions" on the left under "Forum Based Permissions" -
Select Guest group from the drop down list -
Select the forums you want to restrict them in -
Select "Read Only Access" from the drop down list, and manually apply this setting to every forum/subforum you have.

Remember that the hierarchy to permissions is as following:

NEVER >> YES >> NO

This means that a YES permissions setting will override a NO setting, and a NEVER setting will override a YES setting.

Don't just set the guests posting permissions to Read Only Access in the categories alone, or the individual YES settings with override them.

Hope this helped.
mykal
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Re: Permissions fubar, guest posting despite permissions

Post by mykal »

That worked! Thank you, Im not sure if I missed that or not.

I found my anonymous account. It was renamed. Is there a way to reset it to anonymous and remove the email address and password associated with it?
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Re: Permissions fubar, guest posting despite permissions

Post by Pit$Bull »

This will replace the anonymous user in the correct manner.

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INSERT INTO phpbb_users (user_id, user_type, group_id, username, username_clean, user_regdate, user_password, user_email, user_lang, user_style, user_rank, user_colour, user_posts, user_permissions, user_ip, user_birthday, user_lastpage, user_last_confirm_key, user_post_sortby_type, user_post_sortby_dir, user_topic_sortby_type, user_topic_sortby_dir, user_avatar, user_sig, user_sig_bbcode_uid, user_from, user_icq, user_aim, user_yim, user_msnm, user_jabber, user_website, user_occ, user_interests, user_actkey, user_newpasswd, user_allow_massemail) VALUES (1, 2, 1, 'Anonymous', 'anonymous', 0, '', '', 'en', 1, 0, '', 0, '', '', '', '', '', 't', 'a', 't', 'd', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', 0);
Change the table prefix if yours is not phpbb_

Executing SQL Queries in phpMyAdmin KB
mykal
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Re: Permissions fubar, guest posting despite permissions

Post by mykal »

Thanks! Ill have to wait for server access to do that. I was afraid of that.

Thanks again for the prompt help!
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